December 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - After 21 days without eating, three protesters who want House Republicans to pass an immigration overhaul bill ended their fast Tuesday by sharing a loaf of bread and a cup of organic apple juice at the steps of the Capitol, but other protesters immediately began fasting in their place. The three, including labor leader Eliseo Medina, 67, said that they drank only water over the last three weeks and that each lost more than 20 pounds. Dae Joong Yoon, a Korean American community leader from Los Angeles, was hospitalized briefly Sunday for low levels of sodium but kept fasting until Tuesday.
November 30, 2013 |
The best offense may be a good defense . . . or a good defensive player. It's working for UCLA anyway. Bruins offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone is hardly shy about poaching from the UCLA defense. Linebacker Myles Jack and defensive end Cassius Marsh have scored touchdowns this season. Eddie Vanderdoes joined the touchdown club in Saturday in the Bruins' 35-14 victory over USC. Vanderdoes, a freshman defensive tackle, has been used in the Bruins' short-yardage package this season.
November 29, 2013 |
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - This was how unexpected the Lakers' season became: Nick Young took a game-saving charge. Really. Known much more for his streaky, high-volume shooting, Young drew a charge on Josh Smith with 1.9 seconds left and the Lakers snared a 106-102 victory Friday over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace. Young, as jovial of a player as can be found in the NBA, downplayed it afterward. "I'm the defensive player of the year now," he said excitedly in the locker room.
November 28, 2013 |
A year after a factory fire in Bangladesh killed more than 100 people, and seven months after about 1,100 workers perished in the collapse of another commercial building, there are finally signs of progress toward ending the abominable abuses of that country's garment workers, who have long been subjected to rock-bottom wages and grossly unsafe working conditions. In the case of the Rana Plaza building, textile employees were told to go to work in April even after the structure had been declared vulnerable to collapse.
November 27, 2013 |
Left with an unobstructed path to the quarterback, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr lifted up USC's Matt Barkley and planted him in the Rose Bowl turf. The play, in the fourth quarter of last year's rivalry game, was the exclamation point in a 38-28 UCLA victory. It was also the unceremonious end of Barkley's roller-coaster college career. He sustained a separated shoulder and did not play in USC's bowl game. "That symbolized where this team was and how we had sort of changed," UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley said this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2013 |
The head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said Wednesday that his agency has stopped issuing shut-off notices as it tackles problems associated with as many as 70,000 late or inaccurate customer bills. Faced with questions from City Council members upset over the billing debacle, DWP General Manager Ron Nichols said his agency also will not initiate new collections on unpaid bills through the end of the year. Since the DWP switched to new customer software three months ago, ratepayers have experienced delayed charges, bills that are dramatically higher than they should be and long hold times when they call demanding answers.